tv WGN News at Nine CW October 7, 2012 9:00pm-9:40pm CDT
you cannot have asked for a better day >> a record date for the chicago marathon as more than 40,000 runners and tackled 26 mi. through the streets in front of millions of cheering spectators >> our top story... >> weather wise was perfect... 45,000 people from all over the world... the mayor watching and enjoying >> it goes through 29 neighborhoods in should
>> families gathered to cheer ... >> they're amazing. an inspiration >> nearly a quarter billion dollars flows into the city's economy from this marathon weekend >> it is a city that is inviting... >> record-breaking... he won the race... a first for his country in chicago... >> it was really great to see the fans... hundreds of people
volunteering... >> my friends ran strong... they beat their personal record >> cooler temps appreciated >> wind a little issue... >> cool run... >> the temperatures did help limit medical emergencies this year. however one runner suffered cardiac arrest near the end of the racier needed immediate care >>e and needed immediate care
>> cpr was started... the individual was shot twicecked twice... >> nine other runners were taken to local hospitals for less severe medical problems. race officials say overall there were fewer medical problems at the than in years past. but they were prepared with more than 1300 medical volunteers on the course. the marathon director says it they will mail medals to about 1300 runners who finished the course seven hours after it started >> a trip to florida to enjoy the bears game turned deadly. in northwest suburban man was stabbed to death after an argument
>> few details coming from police at this point. what we know: the suspect is in custody in jacksonville. the victim is from north suburban, lake villa... and, his family is just trying to understand how this trip went horribly wrong. william christopher pettry --was known as chris. he was 42 years old. married. a father of three. he worked in construction. and, he was a bears superfan...making the trip down to jacksonville, florida with his best friend.. so excited to see the bears play the jaguars. but he never made it to today's game. early this morning...pettry was at a bar - finn mcccool's- at the jacksonville landing... near the hotel where he was staying. the same hotel where the bears players were staying. police say pettry was involved in some type of disturbance with two other people inside the bar... and one of them fatally stabbed him. that suspect -- police say-- is 28 year old matthew hinson. a jacksonville resident, he was taken into custody at the scene. what led up to the incident remains unclear..
what is clear - relatives tell us, pettry was not the type of person to stir up trouble or provoke anyone. "he was such a good natured...he was never a person to cause trouble... it's unbelievable " pettry's wife -- karen -- sharing her grief on facebook, saying: some idiot has taken his life. im so mad, just don't understand why, very lost right now. please hug the...ones you love because you never know if tomorrow you will have that chance. the investigation in jacksonville is ongoing. we're hoping to learn more when the sheriff's office hold a news conference there, tomorrow.
a chicago police officer who had just finished his shift this afternoon, became involved in a shooting on the south side. the officer, who was nearby, observed two women being shot inside thier car at a gas station in the 99-hundred block of south vincennes. the women managed to drive away... the officer, then, chased the suspects to the 98- hundred block of south throop street, where one of the men opened fire. the officer shot back. neither the police officer nor the suspects were hit. one man was arrested... police are searching for the other suspect. the women are listed in critical condition. >> police are looking for the driver involved in a hit and run that injured two people. it happened after a fight outside a bar early this morning. paramedics took the victims and to northwestern memorial hospital. one of them in critical condition. police do not have a description of the car >> hundreds of chicago firefighters gathered at the
funeral home this evening to pay their respects. he was a 20 year veteran of the department who died this week from west nile virus. his co-workers and family were shocked by his sudden death. he was 58 years old and contract the virus and about two weeks ago in wisconsin. he died thursday after coming down with flu-like symptoms. the funeral services will be held tomorrow >> the number of people sickened with fungal meningitis from tainted steroid injections has now risen to 91... seven of those people have died. the c.d.c. says that number could go up... since there is no way to know how many people recieved the epidural steroid injections. patients received the shots to treat back pain-- from a massachussettes manufacturer. the company has now recalled all its products currently in circulation. about two-hundred chicago-area patients may have received the injections but so far, there are no reports of any of those
people getting sick. evergreen park teachers remain on the picket lines. but now residents will have their turn to get involved in the contract dispute. we'll explain. republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan pays a visit to illinois. we'll hear what he has to say. and we haven't seen them in a while. anti-war protestors are back on the streets of chicago. hello jim... temperatures tonight are plummeting rapidly... a freeze warning is in effect... details ahead... break
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negotiations continue in evergreen park, where after several meetings, public school teachers remain on strike supporters gathered outside as the teachers union and district 124 school board members met for several hours today. both sides exchanged counter proposals. the board is providing more information on the proposals on its website at w-w-w dot d-1-2-4 dot org. >> these students deserve to be educated by a quality staff... on the entire school year. anything less would be unacceptable >> residents will get their stay at a community meeting scheduled for tomorrow night. teachers
have been on strike since tuesday. the two sides are fighting over pay and a proposal to offer teachers bonus is based on student test scores >> republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan was in the town briefly for a fund-raising event. he and his family arrived this morning. the fund-raiser was heldhe told the audience president obama is trying to confuse the voters and is distorting mitt romney's record. tickets range from 2500 to nearly $76,000 per person. they say about 260 people attended >> outside the hotel dozens of protesters gathered to demonstrate against the republican agenda.
>> local activist state romney and paul reiser and economic policies will only further burdened the middle class >> just days away from the first and only vice-presidential debate the candidates are preparing for the big match up. politicians from both parties are weighing in on who they say will come out on top >> the countdown to joe biden and paul ryan's face-off in danville, kentucky has begun. the v-p candidates are preparing to go head-to-head on the heels of last week's first presidential debate. i think that the v.p. debates are very important. -- i think paul is going to do a great job, but i also think that joe biden is incredibly gifted when it comes to debating and understanding policy. he is a good orator. after president obama's poor showing against mitt romney in denver this past week, democrats are counting on biden to pull out a "win". vice president biden will do very, very well. he knows what has been going on. he is in
touch with the american public, and i'm just hopeful mr. ryan will tell the truth. romney's former debate coach gave his opinion on how the next debate will go. i am sure vp biden got a call from the white house that said we didnt go after gov. romney as much so you have got to turn up the heat. i think both men will be very prepared. biden says he's ready. so all debates are tough but i'm looking forward to it. i really am. foreign and domestic policy issues both will be in play thursday night. it's the only vice presidential debate before the november 6th election. i'm cristina mutchler reporting >> chicago peace activist protested the 11th anniversary of the war in afghanistan today . the protesters marched from tribune tower to obama campaign
headquarters. they called for an end to the war in afghanistan... and more money for jobs in the education and health care. nine organizations a co-sponsor today's anti-war protest >> coming up... something we haven't seen from nasa in quite a while... a rocket has been launched into space from cape canaveral. and a big election challenge in venezuela. will hugo chavez remain president? break
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since nasa retired its shuttle program it's been a little quieter at cape caneveral... but not tonight. ".. and lift off" a "private" space company launched a rocket carrying an unmanned dragon cargo capsule. it's carrying supplies to the international space station... including freezers and real ice cream for the astronauts. the capsule rendezvoused with the station during a test flight last may...but nasa considers this its first official flight. the commercial spaceflight company, "space x" has a contract for a dozen such flights. venezuelans are waiting to find out if they'll have a new president for the first time in over a decade. leftist president hugo chavez
faces the strongest challenge to his 13-year rule. thousands of troops were deployed to guard polls and keep the peace.. and challenger henrique capriles radonski said he would push for national unity after the results are released. venezuelans living in the united states also went to the polls today to make their choice for president. among them.. more than 34- hundred people who cast their ballots at the venezuelan consulate in new york city. spaniards took to the streets of madrid to protest government budget cuts today. with an unemployment rate of nearly 25% the government is hoping larger reduction in spending will reduce the nation's deficits >> turkey has fired into syria for a fourth straight day it. is
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under a very cool flow. the high today was 51 degrees. look how far south of the cold air extendthe cold air expendstends... the purple is a freeze warning... the entire chicago area. the blue is a frost advisory. it is going to be very cold tonight in some areas. not much moisture in the air. when speeds will pick
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leo guarente runs a junk removal service in massachusettes. recently, what he found inside a hope chest from a medford home... was a stack of bonds from the 70s >> we find so many things... >> this chunk of money was headed for the dump, so leo surprised the owner. marie veloso had no idea what was inside her late mother's chest that she had wanted trashed. marie and her brother recently lost their mother to cancer. guarente's good deed was also caught on camera, not just by news crews. he was trying to get a show on a-and-e and happened to be filming the pilot when he found the bonds. liam neeson's latest action blockbuster takes the top shot at the box office this weekend..
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